Japanese Pickled Daikon and Carrot Salad

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

Crunchy and fresh, with a delightful flavor, this is a nice side to go with some of your other salads, vegetables, and chutneys. Not really a salad in the Western culinary sense, but more of a condiment, like seaweed salad. Prep time does not include refrigeration time. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and finely shred carrot and daikon.
  2. Put vegetables into large bowl; sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible from vegetables.
  4. In a bowl, combine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  5. add vegetables and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  6. Salad will keep for up to 1 week in sealed container in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

4 5

Oh I cannot begin to thank you for this salad! This reminds me of my mother's recipe. I think she had some miso in there too, but this is by far the closest, most tasty daikon salad I had found. I added some brown sugar as well. I think next time I will be adding some cucumber as well. Thank you very much for this!

5 5

This is exactly what I was looking for, something quick and easy to accompany the main dish. The taste is very subtle, not too sour nor too sweet. In order to make it more interesting, I peel the carrot and then cut 3 V shape lengthwise before cross-cut to make easy flower shape pieces. I also double the receipe the third time I made this dish since it went so fast. It store well in the fridge. Thanks for sharing your receipe.

5 5

This tastes just like what you would get at a restaurant. Fabulous!